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Alternative independent radio news programming is featured here. In addition to a host of intriguing radio news shows, this collection features the Presidential Recordings collection of historical speeches and secret recordings.



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Mother Jones Radio
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Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for December 4, 2007
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WWII Era Audio Recordings
by WA4CZD
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News from 1939. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1939 news file dump. Any typo or error is mine.
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Topics: World War II: Homefront, World War II, Old Time Radio, World War, 1939-1945, News, River Plate,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
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News from the 1950's I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1950's news file dump. Plus some talk shows and specials. Any typo or error is mine.
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Topics: Baseball, HUAC, Korean War, 1950-1953, News, OTR, Old Time Radio, Cold War, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953,...
Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for May 4, 2007
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Democracy Now!
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* Headlines for September 20, 2007 * As Civil Rights Activists Converge From Across the Nation, Louisiana Prosecutor Breaks Public Silence to Defend Case Against Jena Six * Fifty Years Since Little Rock Nine, New HBO Documentary Tells the Story of a Defining Civil Rights Struggle * Report from Jena: Thousands Gather in Louisiana to Rally for Jena Six * Latino, African American Voices Highlighted in New Documentaries on World War II Soldiers
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for October 26, 2007
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WWII Era Audio Recordings
by WA4CZD
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News from the 1960's I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1960's news file dump. Plus some talk shows and specials. Any typo or error is mine.
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Topics: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, News, Detroit, JFK, RFK, MLK, Cold War,...
Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for July 20, 2007
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for October 5, 2007
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for April 25, 2007
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for December 7, 2007
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for August 10, 2007
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Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Pacifica station listeners, this one-year project brings to life fragile and deteriorating reel- to-reel tapes of national significance. Three categories of tapes were selected that highlight some of the strengths of our collection: • Pacifica and Politics : Pacifica’s extensive collection of political programs, covering a variety of topics such as Watergate, COINTELPRO, race and gender relations, featuring personalities...
Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for June 29, 2007
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Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs radio program. “News for working people, by working people.” Our program covers issues in the labor movement locally, nationally, and internationally. The program also addresses issues of concern to working people such as housing, education, health care, immigrants rights, the environment and U.S. foreign policy, from a working class viewpoint. Labor Express Radio airs Sunday nights at 8:00 PM ...
Democracy Now!
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* Headlines for July 9, 2007 * Ralph Nader on the Candidates, Corporate Power and His Own Plans For 2008
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for June 19, 2007
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Democracy Now!
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* Headlines for September 11, 2007 * Petraeus Praises "Surge" Results, Warns Against Quick Withdrawal From Iraq * EXCLUSIVE Report From Iraq: U.S. Fueling Sectarian Civil War in Anbar by Funding Former Insurgents to Fight Al Qaeda * As Nation Marks Sixth 9/11 Anniversary, a Look at "Why America is Losing the War on Terror" * Headlines for September 12, 2007 * A Look At How Petraeus Helped Arm Warring Sunni and Shia Militias in Iraq * Billions Over Baghdad: How Did $9B in...
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WWII Era Audio Recordings
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The NBC program WORDS AT WAR is one of my very very favorite old time radio shows. I don't have all episodes available (disabled & can't afford to buy OTR), but here are the episodes that I do have. Enjoy. :D Correct episode names are from the helpful Digital Deli OTR site: http://www.digitaldeliftp.com/DigitalDeliToo/dd2jb-Words-At-War.html Additional research is my own, though I ran out of steam. :) About the Episodes *****EPISODE 01: 1943-06-24 NBC Words At War 01 Combined Operations The...
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Topics: Words at War, World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, World War II,...
Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for September 10, 2007
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for May 14, 2007
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for February 18, 2008
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for September 7, 2007
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Democracy Now!
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* Legendary Activist Grace Lee Boggs Reflects on Newark, Detroit Uprisings * Headlines for July 16, 2007 * Is Georgia about to Execute an Innocent Man? The Story of Troy Davis * As Cheney Pushes Bush to Attack Iran, U.S. and Iranian Activists Call for Peace * Headlines for July 17, 2007 * Less than 24 Hours Before his Scheduled Execution, Troy Davis is Granted 90-Day Stay of Execution by Georgia Parole Board * The Execution Tapes: Georgia's Secret Audio Recordings of Two Executions * 10 Years...
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WWII Era Audio Recordings
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The Jubilee! radio show was broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) and featured "Negro" performers. The dates on these files, show numbers, as well as some performer's names, came from the Jubilee! transcription pages by Carl Hallstrom & Bo Scherman: http://home.swipnet.se/dooji/jubilee.htm The Radio Gold Index http://www.radiogoldindex.com DB was helpful too. Any typo or error is mine. :D
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American, World War, 1939-1945, World War II,...
Democracy Now!
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* Headlines for May 29, 2007 * War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for May 30, 2007
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for June 20, 2007
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for July 5, 2007
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for September 5, 2007
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for August 1, 2007
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for April 26, 2007
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for May 8, 2007
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Democracy Now! radio program for May 23, 2007
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Democracy Now! radio program for June 7, 2007
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Democracy Now! radio program for October 4, 2007
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* How Does the Media Cover Global Warming? * As Pentagon Prepares to Shut Down TALON Spying Database, Antiwar Students Group Talks About Being Listed as "Credible Threat" * Headlines for September 7, 2007 * UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour: The U.S. War on Terror is Constantly Being Used by Other Countries as Justification for Torture and Other Violations of International Human Rights Laws * Live from the Carter Center: A Roundtable Discussion With Zainah Anwar of...
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Democracy Now!
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* Vice President Dick Cheney's Former Chief of Staff, I. Lewis Libby, Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison * As the U.S. Discusses Staying in Iraq for 50+ Years, the Bush Administration and Congressional Democrats Push for Iraq to Open its Oil Fields to Foreign Oil Companies * Headlines June 7, 2007 * “Resisting the Empire”: Documentary Filmmaker John Pilger on Struggles for Freedom in Israel-Palestine, Diego Garcia, Latin America and South Africa * Headlines June 8, 2007 * On 40th Anniversary...
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for July 2, 2007
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Democracy Now! radio program for September 6, 2007
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* Al Gore, UN Climate Change Panel Share Nobel Peace Prize * Oil Giant Chevron Urged to Cut Ties with Burmese Military Junta * Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy * Headlines for October 15, 2007 * Turkish Military Shells Northern Iraq & Amasses 60,000 Troops on Border as U.S.-Turkey Relations Deteriorate Over House Vote on Armenian Genocide * Dahr Jamail: "Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied...
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for August 6, 2007
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Democracy Now! radio program for June 14, 2007
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WWII Era Audio Recordings
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Biography in Sound was an hour-long documentary radio program that was produced and broadcast in the 1950s. It's one of the best examples of radio excellence - the production is exemplary and I find every episode to be compelling. It's one of my favorites; I don't understand why it isn't more well known! Each episode featured multiple guests, who often were peers or friends of the person who was the featured subject. For example, the show on Hemingway features Mickey Spillane, Gary Cooper, Al...
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Topics: Biography in Sound, Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965, Old Time Radio, Winston Churchill, OTR,...
Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for May 24, 2007
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for May 31, 2007
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for May 17, 2007
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for August 27, 2007
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* Headlines for May 17, 2007 * Gaza Is Burning: Laila El-Hadded Reports on How Recent Fighting in Gaza has Paralyzed Civilian Life * "Untapped: The Scramble for Africa's Oil" * War Resister Agustin Aguayo Speaks Out After his Release from Military Prison for Refusing to Fight in Iraq * Headlines for May 18, 2007 * Citing Racist Bias, Attorneys for Mumia Abu-Jamal Urge a Federal Appeals Court to Grant the Former Black Panther a New Trial * George Monbiot: "If We Don’t Deal with...
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for December 6, 2007
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for December 5, 2007
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Democracy Now! radio program for October 25, 2007
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Democracy Now! radio program for May 1, 2007
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Democracy Now! radio program for June 4, 2007
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Democracy Now! radio program for July 3, 2007
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Democracy Now! radio program for July 11, 2007
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Democracy Now! radio program for July 30, 2007
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Democracy Now! radio program for December 19, 2007
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Democracy Now! radio program for June 6, 2007
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* Live from the Carter Center: A Roundtable Discussion With Zainah Anwar of Malaysia, Kaari Betty Murungi of Kenya and Louise Arbour on the Role of Human Rights Defenders Around the Globe * Headlines for September 10, 2007 * Fmr. President Jimmy Carter on “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” Iraq, Greeting the Shah of Iran at the White House, Selling Weapons to Indonesia During the Occupation of East Timor, and More * Professor Norman Finkelstein and DePaul End Tenure Dispute, But Effect on...
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Presidential Recordings
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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt asks Congress to declare war on Japan in a joint session of congress one day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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Topic: On the Occasion of National Events
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for July 12, 2007
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Democracy Now! radio program for June 12, 2007
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Democracy Now! radio program for August 30, 2007
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Democracy Now! radio program for May 2, 2007
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# First All-Women-of-Color Presidential Ticket in US History: Green Party Nominee Cynthia McKinney and Running Mate Rosa Clemente on War, Democracy and Hip Hop The Green Party made history last week when it nominated the first all-women-of-color presidential ticket in US history. Former Democratic Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who was the first African American woman elected to Congress in Georgia, won the Green Party’s nomination last Monday. She named longtime community organizer,...
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Democracy Now! radio program for December 3, 2007
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Democracy Now! radio program for June 25, 2007
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Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for November 12, 2007
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Democracy Now! radio program for October 22, 2007
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Democracy Now! radio program for September 4, 2007
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* Headlines for May 9, 2007 * Former Norwegian PM and UN Climate Change Envoy Gro Harlem Bruntland on the Challenges to Curb Global Warming * "It Takes an Enormous Amount of Courage to Speak the Truth When No One Else is Out There" -- World-Renowned Holocaust, Israel Scholars Defend DePaul Professor Norman Finkelstein as He Fights for Tenure * Following Public Campaign Against Trademark Efforts, Coffee Giant Starbucks Signs Licensing Deal that Could Bring Millions to Ethiopian Farmers
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